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Rumba and beer join UNESCO’s ‘intangibles’

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Cuba’s sensual rumba dance and Belgium’s thriving beer culture brought a new exuberance to UNESCO’s prestigious list of “intangible” heritage on Wednesday. The UN body gave the nod to the rumba, which it said evokes “grace, sensuality and joy”, while it said “making and …

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Fidel Castro takes final voyage across Cuba

Havana, Cuba | AFP | The ashes of Fidel Castro begin a four-day journey across Cuba Wednesday to his final resting place, retracing the late communist leader’s revolution victory tour of 1959. The “caravan of freedom” will leave from Havana, making symbolic stops along the 950-kilometer (590-mile) trek that will …

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Rugunda off to Cuba for Castro burial

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda is on his way to Cuba, where he will represent President Yoweri Museveni at the burial of Fidel Castro who died on Friday aged 90. “Fidel Castro was a giant whom we highly admired for his support to liberation struggles in Africa. I am travelling to …

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Fidel Castro versus 11 US presidents

Havana, Cuba | AFP |  From Dwight Eisenhower, who broke US diplomatic relations with Cuba, to Barack Obama, who decided to normalize them, 11 US presidents faced off with Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, who died late Friday. Dwight Eisenhower (Republican, 1953-1961): Provided arms to dictator Fulgencio Batista, who was …

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Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro dies aged 90

Havana, Cuba | AFP | Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died late Friday in Havana, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced on national television. “The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 hours this evening,” the president announced on national television. Fidel Castro will be cremated on …

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US to restore full relations with Cuba.

By Ian Katusiime US President Barack Obama yesterday announced sweeping changes aimed at restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba. After more than 50 years of hostility and tension towards each other, US and Cuba yesterday announced that they were holding talks aimed at normalising diplomatic relations between the two countries. Both …

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